Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, Volume 1

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North Atlantic Books, 2007 - Health & Fitness - 529 pages
ALTERNATIVE THERAPIES, HEALING & HEALTH. Dr. Michael J. Shea's series on Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy is based on healthcare providers physically sensing love and accessing a deep sense of warmth and stillness in the heart. He begins this third volume by emphasizing the therapeutic application of touch therapy skills. As in the previous two books, he teaches these skills by explaining the importance of practitioners being able to perceive Primary Respiration, a slow rhythmic tidal movement in the fluids of the body. Dr. Shea offers valuable new skills for anyone, from midwives to pediatricians, working therapeutically with infants. In addition, he summarizes current thinking on infant brain development, discusses the long-term consequences of attachment issues between the mother and infant, and explores the importance of understanding the similarities of the mother-infant and the therapistpatient relationships.
 

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Contents

The Second Inspiration
3
The Primary Respiratory System Model
9
1 The Primary Respiratory System part 1
13
2 The Primary Respiratory System part 2 inspired by Erik Sliepen
20
Chapter3 Comparison with Other Models
23
Transpersonal Dimensions of Biodynamic Practice
37
How the One Became Two and the
61
11 Amniogenesis
68
Baby Therapist
273
Hemispheric Lateralization
283
SelfRegulation and Attachment in Infancy
295
Orienting to the Long Tide
307
Orienting to the Mid Tide and Soma
321
Transition Physiology by Margaret Scott
335
The Origin Mythology of the Embryo and the Breath of Life
345
The New Dispensation
367

19 Cardiac tubes
74
The Speech of the Embryo by Jaap van der Wal
83
A Metabolic Model of Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy
123
How to Overcome Reproduction?
137
The Therapeutic Process
157
A Conversation with
177
BioDYNAMIC SKILIs AND PRINCIPLEs of PRACTICE
197
The Inherent Plan of Being
243
Primary Respiration and Health
249
The Four Foundations of Stillness
257
Chapter 19 Tonglen Meditation
263
Symbolic Regression
375
Metaphors of the Midline
383
The Five Stages of Biodynamic Practice
399
Chapter32 The Song of Biodynamics
417
Appendix A The Relational Field and Traditional
423
Appendix B Glossary
445
Resources
493
Bibliography
499
Notes
509
About the Author
529
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About the author (2007)

Michael Shea, PhD, has studied the Cranial Concept for thirty years and taught somatic psychology, myofascial release, visceral manipulation and craniosacral therapy at numerous massage schools and educational centers throughout North America and Europe for nearly three decades. His career focus has been on treating infants and children with neurological problems and developmental delays. Over the past twenty-five years he has presented his pediatric craniosacral therapy programs at children's hospitals, universities, and pediatric clinics in North America. Dr. Shea was one of the first certified Full Instructors of CranioSacral Therapy in 1986 by the Upledger Institute before co-founding the International Affiliation of Biodynamic Trainings (IABT). He has been a licensed massage therapist in the state of Florida, where he lives, since 1976.

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